A FAMILY-OWNED brewer has revealed details of the phased reopening of its pubs across the county.

Hall and Woodhouse asked more than 10,000 regular customers and patrons about their views on reopening in Sussex.

A table service will be provided for restaurant and bar visitors, and the gardens will also be opened.

Guests visiting are required to make a telephone or online reservation, with bookings of no more than six people for a 90 minute period.

Hall and Woodhouse has revealed that the World’s End pub in Worthing has already reopened, and popular pubs like Hangleton Manor in Hove and the Black Rabbit in Arundel will reopen this month.

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Managing director Matt Kearsey: “We have been working tirelessly to prepare for our re-opening and all team members have undertaken extensive training to learn and feel confident with our adapted ways of working.

“We have also completed a risk assessment in line with the coronavirus secure guidelines issued by the Government, to consider all aspects of our guests’ safety when choosing to visit us.

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“We decided to re-open our managed pubs in a safe and controlled way for our returning team and guests to prioritise their welfare and not rush our re-opening.”

He said safety will be reviewed and improvements will be made as time goes on and added: “We’re excited about being able to do what we love again, and we look forward to welcoming back our guests over the next few weeks.”

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There will be contactless payments, or the option to order and pay on mobile phones, and there will be a reduced menu to allow social distancing to work effectively in kitchens.

Mr Kearsey said there will be clear entrances and exits to the pub, with hand sanitiser stations throughout.

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Hangleton Manor in Hove and The Black Rabbit in Arundel will reopen on Wednesday, July 15.

The Gardeners Arms in Arindgly will reopen the next day on July 16, and finally Goffs Manor and The Black Swan in Crawley and The Hornbrook Inn in Horsham will reopen on July 22.

Visit www.hall-woodhouse.co.uk for more information.